they were, you know, move, move! do it, do it! and that's what happened. >> reporter: your home, obviously, you're in the neighborhood next to this neighborhood. tell us what you saw. you went over to help, but you must have seen quite a scene. >> yeah. i have footage on my phone, i saw flames over sequoia trees, eucalyptus trees. not through the trees, over the trees. i don't know. to me, they were 500 feet high, it could have been really 60 feet, 100 feet, reality. but to me, they were, you know, the biggest things. it looked like a movie out of, you know, scinemax. it was intense. half a mile away you could feel the heat on your face. >> reporter: the firefighters said thank you for the help but also told you to get out, correct? >> they threatened to arrest everyone that was standing in the vicinity and everyone was like, go ahead.